Roman Archaeology Origins to Empires

CLST 246

How  did  Rome  build  an  empire  around  the  Mediterranean  sea? What  made  the  Roman  empire  such  a  pervasive  image,  reference  point  and  mirror  for  later  imperial  projects?  We  will  survey  the  archaeology  of  Italy  from  the  8th  century  BCE  to  the  beginning of  the  reign  of  the  first  emperor,  Augustus (1st cent.AD).  This  course  analyzes  the  role  of  material  culture  in  the  transformation  of  Rome  from  village  to  empire  through  the  study  of  urbanism,  ancient  landscapes, rituals and identity in the Italian Peninsula.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany
Explore these religions: 
Other
Relevance to other majors: 
Cultural Anthropology, History, Visual and Media Studies
Faculty: 

Maurizio Forte, maurizio.forte@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
ARTHIST 246
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP, CCI, R, CZ
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI, R, STS
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
Yes